Christine Swanberg is the featured poet for the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series on Sept. 12 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. A complementary reception will be served following the reading and open mic session
Swanberg teaches regularly at The Clearing where she has mentored many writers. She also enjoys residencies and teaching at the Centrum Center for the Arts in Port Townsend, WA. A prolific writer, she published seven books of poetry, appeared in many journals and anthologies, authored a college poetry text, and two of her essays appeared in Women on Poetry. Her newest collection combining older and new poems is now available from The Puddin’head Press. Her column, “Literary Hook,” has appeared in the Rock River Times for many years.
“I try to write poetry that speaks from personal experiences that others can relate to, so that the poetry is not ‘just’ about me,” said Swanberg. “Poetry can accomplish many things at once: tell a little story, set a mood, express a moment of humanity vividly, have its own special music and form, and gather energy as it moves.”
On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a reading by a renowned local or regional poet followed by an open mic.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. For more information visit http://www.uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.